Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1954 Blue Ribbon Jack Jacobs 1954 Blue Ribbon 1 Jack Jacobs Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, halfback Oklahoma Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1963
1954 Blue Ribbon Neill Armstrong 1954 Blue Ribbon 2 Neill Armstrong Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, coach Oklahoma State After retiring as a player, Armstrong had a long coaching career, including head coaching jobs with the Edmonton Eskimos and Chicago Bears.
1954 Blue Ribbon Lorne Benson 1954 Blue Ribbon 3 Lorne Benson Winnipeg Blue Bombers fullback
1954 Blue Ribbon Tom Casey 1954 Blue Ribbon 4 Tom Casey Winnipeg Blue Bombers tailback, defensive back Hampton Casey played for the AAFC's New York Yankess in 1948.
1954 Blue Ribbon Vinnie Drake 1954 Blue Ribbon 5 Vinnie Drake Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, defensive back Fordham
1954 Blue Ribbon Tommy Ford 1954 Blue Ribbon 6 Tommy Ford Winnipeg Blue Bombers halfback
1954 Blue Ribbon Bud Grant 1954 Blue Ribbon 7 Bud Grant Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive end Minnesota Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998
1954 Blue Ribbon Dick Huffman 1954 Blue Ribbon 8 Dick Huffman Winnipeg Blue Bombers tackle Tennessee Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1987
1954 Blue Ribbon Gerry James 1954 Blue Ribbon 9 Gerry James Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1981
1954 Blue Ribbon Bud Korchak 1954 Blue Ribbon 10 Bud Korchak Winnipeg Blue Bombers flying wing, kicker
1954 Blue Ribbon Tom Lumsden 1954 Blue Ribbon 11 Tom Lumsden Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive end
1954 Blue Ribbon Steve Patrick 1954 Blue Ribbon 12 Steve Patrick Winnipeg Blue Bombers tackle
1954 Blue Ribbon Keith Pearce 1954 Blue Ribbon 13 Keith Pearce Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive back
1954 Blue Ribbon Jesse Thomas 1954 Blue Ribbon 14 Jesse Thomas Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Michigan State Thomas played three seasons for the NFL's Baltimore Colts and one for the AFL's Los Angeles Chargers.
1954 Blue Ribbon Buddy Tinsley 1954 Blue Ribbon 15 Buddy Tinsley Winnipeg Blue Bombers tackle Baylor Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1982
1954 Blue Ribbon Al Wiley 1954 Blue Ribbon 16 Al Wiley Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard Western Ontario PSA 1.5
1954 Blue Ribbon Winty Young 1954 Blue Ribbon 17 Winty Young Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard, tackle
1954 Blue Ribbon Joe Zaleski 1954 Blue Ribbon 18 Joe Zaleski Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, defensive back Dayton Zaleski was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1967 to 1969.
1954 Blue Ribbon Ron Vaccher 1954 Blue Ribbon 19 Ron Vaccher Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive end
1956 Parkhurst Ed Kotowich 1956 Parkhurst 31 Ed Kotowich Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard PSA 4
1956 Parkhurst Herb Gray 1956 Parkhurst 32 Herb Gray Winnipeg Blue Bombers end Texas Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983 PSA 3
1956 Parkhurst Cal Jones 1956 Parkhurst 33 Cal Jones Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard Iowa Outland Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1980 Jones was the first African-American to win the Outland Trophy. He also placed tenth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1955. (See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.) Jones died in a plane crash with four members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders: Mel Becket, Mario DeMarco, Ray Syrnyk, and Gordon Sturtridge.
1956 Parkhurst Eagle Day 1956 Parkhurst 34 Eagle Day Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Mississippi PSA 5
1956 Parkhurst Buddy Leake 1956 Parkhurst 35 Buddy Leake Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, kicker Oklahoma PSA 4
1956 Parkhurst Bob McNamara 1956 Parkhurst 36 Bob McNamara Winnipeg Blue Bombers halfback Minnesota McNamara placed tenth in voting for the 1954 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates. PSA 4